Clean water, soap 'boost growth' in kids

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC) — Access to clean water and soap not only improves hygiene but may boost growth in young children, research suggests. A review of global data found evidence more…

Only 1 person shows for Obamacare event

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) — CENTREVILLE, Va. — A race to define Obamacare to the masses began today between the stacks at the Centreville Library. Over pizza in Decatur, Texas. And more…

Mandatory hair tests for alcohol abuse

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILYHERALD) — St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights will begin randomly testing all students for alcohol consumption starting this fall, adding to the school's drug testing policy more…

Transgenders seek new birth-certificate laws

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) WASHINGTON — Kaprice Williams has been waiting four years for a new birth certificate. Williams, 50, transitioned from male to female when she was 15, more…

AP: A-Rod can play during suspension appeal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez will be suspended Monday, likely through the 2014 season, as part of Major League Baseball's latest drug investigation but can play while more…

House votes to block IRS from Obamacare

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="VxYnZyZDocsnSHI4PACgjaCmJNyE8oLx"] House Republicans voted in support of legislation linking taxes, the IRS and the unpopular Obamacare, just before leaving Washington for their August recess on Friday. The more…

U.N. warned: Beijing 'maims' men, women, kids

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="k4dXNyZDqsXteGmEaPbv4Vr9QjEUhFtR"] A formal complaint has been filed with the United Nations by officials with Womens Rights Without Frontiers, alleging China's one-child policy is resulting in the maiming more…

Eating steak, spinach can cut Alzheimer's

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILYMAIL) — Iron-rich foods such as steak, spinach, liver and nuts could cut the risk of dementia in later life, say researchers. A study has found that people more…

Citrus growers use predator wasp to fight disease

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LATIMES) — Pesticides haven't worked. Quarantines have been useless. Now California citrus farmers have hired an assassin to knock off the intruder threatening their orchards. The killer-for-hire is more…